Ryan blends the art of storytelling with the power of persuasion to craft winning arguments on behalf of his clients. He is routinely tasked with developing novel legal arguments and presenting them in high-stakes moments, including dispositive motions and on appeal. Ryan developed this skillset before joining Shook, serving as a law clerk for the Hon. Thomas M. Reavley on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Ryan’s practice focuses on product liability with an emphasis in medical devices and herbicides. He has extensive experience defending clients against mass tort litigation and handles briefing before the federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for one of the largest MDLs in the country.

Ryan is licensed to practice in both Texas and California, as well as multiple federal district courts and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Ninth Circuit. He has delivered oral argument in the Ninth Circuit and a Missouri intermediate appellate court. While in law school, Ryan spent a summer in St. Louis, Missouri, serving as a judicial extern to the Hon. Raymond Gruender of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. 


In Depth: Product Liability 2022 Financier Worldwide, February 2022 (Jennifer Stevenson and Jennise Stubbs).

Against the Rule of Judges, 68 Baylor L. Rev. 661, 2016 (with The Honorable Thomas M. Reavley).

Dicta and the Rule of Law, 2013 Pepp. L. Rev. 1, 2013.

An Illusion of Sacrifice: The Incompatibility of Binding Stipulations in CAFA Cases, 40 Pepp. L. Rev. 111, 2012. (Ronald M. Sorenson Memorial Writing Award –  best student article)

Alive and Well in the 9th Circuit: Anti-SLAPP, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Dec. 12, 2013 (with James S. Azadian).